Nov 12, 2011

MAKING HISTORY: AFRICAN COLLECTORS AND THE CANON OF AFRICAN ART


My new book arrives in bookstores later this November in English and French editions. I post here the cover pages for both versions. A culmination of three years of research and writing, the book investigates the curious fact that African art history largely disregards African art collections owned by Africans or held in Africa. The goal of the book is to review the reasons for this marginalization and use a notable African art collection, the Femi Akinsanya African Art Collection, based in Lagos, Nigeria to examine how such collections might be recovered for art history. A website for the art collection goes live next week in anticipation of the book's publication.

1 comment:

adebanji said...

POWERFUL, I hope to get a look into it!